Taissa Farmiga, who played Violet Harmon in the first season of American Horror Story, is in talks with Ryan Murphy and Fox to return for a starring role in Season 3 of the anthology horror series.
Murphy told EW that he made a conscious choice not to include Farmiga in Season 2, which took place in a 1960s asylum. “I missed her this season. There wasn’t really a role for her. I feel very protective of her and I didn’t want her to go back into the loony bin—it was too dark. So I thought well ‘I want Taissa to be one of the leads next year.’ I called her up and pitched her the character for the season and she loved it and she said, ‘Yes let’s do it.’ So we’re in negotiations for her to headline Season 3.”
If, as seems likely, Farmiga signs on she will join Evan Peters (homicidal Tate in season one, serial killer suspect Kit Walker in Season 2), Sarah Paulson (psychic Addie and imprisoned Lana), and, of course, Jessica Lange.
Ryan Murphy has talked about how he wants to return to the romantic feel that season one had, with the relationship between Tate and Violet, so it looks like Farmiga and Peters will be sharing more screen time.